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Kilsyth Golf Club, Lanarkshire.

Founded 1899, the first course was in the Balmalloch area, it moved to its current location in 1905.

Officials of the club in April 1899 were; James McCabbin, captain; R Malcolm, vice captain; J M Duncan, secretary; W Thomson, treasurer; Executive committee, Provost Wilson, Rev M P Noble, R Hamilton, T Haig, William Lennox, Miss Nielsen, Miss M Brown. In April 1899 the executive committee decided to site the course on four fields situated just above the water tank on the Mid Road. The terms for a lease were to be negotiated with Mr Rennie, the proprietor.

In July 1899 there was an attendance of about 100 to witness Provost Wilson formally open the course. After the speeches Mr Haig presented Mrs Wilson with a cleek and a ball and she duly played the opening stroke to declare the course open.

In July 1901 the July medal winner over the Balmalloch course was John Morrison, Craigknowe with a score of 86 net.

On Saturday 3rd May 1902 the golf house which had recently been erected on the course was formally opened by Provost Wilson, who was introduced by Captain Smith. A series of friendly matches took place to celebrate the opening.

Result of a mixed doubles competition played in May 1902; winners, Miss Lennox and the Rev P Anton; second, Miss M Crombie and Mr James Brown, Rosemount; third, Miss Hughes and Mr James Brown, Brownville.

On Saturday 17th May 1902 the monthly competition for the Wilson medal took place, result; William Frew, 90; William Dobbie, 93; James Brown, 95 and James Smith, 103.

The September 1902 medal was won by James Brown, Rosemount with a score of 93. The prize of a cleek for the lowest three scratch scores was won by James Brown, Brownville.

In 1903 the club held a meeting with Mr Jas Brown presiding. It was reported that the farmer, Mr Duncan, intended to increase the rental to £35 from £25. It was concluded that the club could not meet such a drastic increase and appointed a committee to look for another site.